The Best of 2018 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years.

Do you ever listen to your favorite singers and wish you could sound like that? Maybe you drive in your car, turn the music so loud you can't hear your own voice, and tell yourself that you sound exactly like Adele while you're singing along. Or maybe you lip sync to the latest Drake while you're on a run and convince yourself that you're just as good as the child star turned rapper. It sounds silly, but we've all been there. Who doesn't, on occasion, entertain a fantasy in which they're as talented as their favorite musicians? 

Okay, you probably aren't going to sound like the singers with the best voices. If you sounded like Alicia Keyes or Sam Smith, you'd probably have an agent already. But some of the best current singers - like Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, or Devendra Banhart - don't even technically have great voices. They are just unique and memorable, which makes sounding like them feel like a less undoable feat. You could be unique and memorable too, right? 

Who are the singers you wish you could sound like? If you could pick any current singer and switch singing voices with them for a day, who would it be? Vote up your favorites and add anyone that you don't see on the list below. And if you like this game, go over and vote on the rock stars or hip hop artists you wish you could sound like too.

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429 369
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Pop, Indie pop

2
280 319
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
177 206
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

4
189 228
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

5
132 171
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

6
147 197
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

7
162 221
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

8
157 215
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

9
130 175
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

10
135 184
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

11
121 164
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

12
103 145
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

13
113 167
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

14
102 149
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

15
114 174
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

16
96 144
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

17
83 141
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

18
72 121
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

19
63 104
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

20
79 135
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

21
31 46
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B

22
77 137
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

23
92 175
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24
82 155
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

25
42 75
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

26
85 166
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27
34 61
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
djcimages1 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

28
94 187
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

29
55 110
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Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

30
72 148
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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

31
57 117
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Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

32
55 114
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Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

33
68 144
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

34
16 40
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Electropop, Synthpop

35
42 100
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Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

36
40 113
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Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

37
58 163
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

38
29 102
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Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

39
58 191
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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

40
26 100
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Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

41
19 80
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carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

42
6 36
Hozier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie pop, Soul music, Blues

43
19 84
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Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

44
18 89
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

45
11 63
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

46
26 129
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

47
13 81
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Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

48
3 30
Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge

49
11 76
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Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

50
4 38
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music